Parity doesn't know the ETA of $164M issue fix

According to new statement of well known Ethereum Multi-Sig Wallet, "there is no timeline" for proposal that can defroze users' funds
16 November 2017   1569

The team of well known Ethereum wallet released new statement, reegarding the frozen funds. It is worth noting that frozen funds are estimated for $164M.

Parity is working on several proposals to improve the Ethereum platform (EIP), which could unlock the funds. But so far no time can be called for when such a proposal for improvement can be implemented.

We deeply regret the situation and we are working hard on several Ethereum improvement proposals(EIPs), both contributing to previously existing ones and suggesting new ones that have the potential to unblock funds. These improvement proposals will also address general cases of blocked funds.
There is no timeline for when such an improvement proposal could be implemented; we will follow the will of the community and go through the regular EIP process like any other protocol improvement. Parity Technologies will handle much of the development work around these proposals and work constructively with the Ethereum Foundation team and the community towards further protocol layer development. We are committed to the continued development of Ethereum.
 

Parity Team

As a result of the activation of the vulnerability on November 6, funds were blocked on 587 wallets for a total of 513774.16 ETH.

Among the victims there were 16 major ICO: Polkadot, ICONOMI, Musiconomi, Moeda, Centrality and others.

Parity to Fix Serious Vulnerability

An error that could shut down the computers with ETH nodes was reported by the vice president of blockchain development at Amberdata
30 August 2019   466

Parity Technologies released a new version of the client that fixed a bug that could shut down computers running Ethereum nodes.

The first to discover the vulnerability and report it to Parity was Scott Bigelow, vice president of blockchain development at Amberdata analytic startup. According to him, only a small part of Parity's customers are at risk.

There was a vulnerability that [if exploited] would cause an immediate crash of the Parity client for all its services. There is no possibility to steal funds or do other malicious things but you could shut down some portion of ethereum nodes.
 

Scott Bigelow

Vice president of blockchain development,  Amberdata

Parity Technologies encouraged users to upgrade their clients to the latest version as soon as possible, especially those where the publicly available RPC and transaction history tracking module are activated.

Remote Procedure Call (RPC) is a protocol that allows you to request program data on third-party servers. In the blockchain industry, it is used to obtain information on balances at addresses, block numbers, and other information.

To date, the Parity client uses about 21% of nodes in the Ethereum network (3257, according to EtherNodes).